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Taking Charge. United States Army Military Police School Officer Advanced Course. Preparation. Meet with the Boss Get his/her CMD Philosophy, Support Form, and Guidance for the Unit Study/review unit MTOE (Mission) People MOS’s Authorized vs Assigned Equipment (Property Book)

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Taking charge

Taking Charge

United States Army

Military Police School

Officer Advanced Course


Preparation
Preparation

  • Meet with the Boss

    • Get his/her CMD Philosophy, Support Form, and Guidance for the Unit

  • Study/review unit MTOE (Mission)

    • People

      • MOS’s

      • Authorized vs Assigned

    • Equipment (Property Book)

      • Authorized vs Assigned/On-Hand

      • DA Form 2028’s

    • Contingency Mission Brief


Preparation cont
Preparation Cont

  • Visit Supporting Agencies

    • Battalion Staff

      • XO, PBO, BMO, UMO, S1-S4, CSM

    • DS Maintenance

    • AOAP

    • Health/Dental Clinic

      • service, conditions, procedures

    • BSB &/or Community Agencies

      • AER, ACS, DEH, Red Cross, JAG


Preparation cont1
Preparation Cont

  • Write Command Philosophy

    • Pet Peeves, Expectations, Goals, Standards, Your Vision

  • Review Unit Rosters

    • Gains/Losses, Battle/Manning Roster, Barracks Utilization Report, Alert Rosters

  • Obtain/Review (War Plans)

    • Maintenance SOP

    • TAC SOP

    • Policy Letter file (BN, BDE, DIV, CORPS)


Preparation cont2
Preparation Cont

  • Write & Rehearse COC Speech

    • Incoming CDR approx. 2 min.

    • Outgoing -- Longer

  • Develop Guest List for COC Invitations (early)

    • if General Officer’s are Invited must have Flags

    • Check Seating Arrangement ie: Senior Officers

  • Inventory Unit Property

    • Ensure Everything is Sub-Hand Receipted, Check Serviceability, ULLs S4, Cdr’s In-Balance Report


Taking command weeks 1 2
Taking CommandWeeks 1-2

  • Don’t Try to Change Everything at Once

    • 60 Day Rule

    • “If it Ain’t Broke Don’t Fix It”

  • Meetings

    • 1SG

      • before Taking Command

      • Everyday before Going Home


Taking command weeks 1 21
Taking CommandWeeks 1 & 2

  • Other Unit Leaders

    • Talk Philosophy & Standards

    • Don’t Bad Mouth Unit or Cdr

  • Soldiers

  • Transition Meeting

  • Unit Walk Through

  • QTB Brief

Command Philosophy

1. Take Care of Soldiers


Taking command weeks 1 22
Taking CommandWeeks 1 & 2

  • Meetings cont

    • QTB Brief

    • Family Support Group

      • Initial Meeting -- Cdr’s Responsibility

    • Disseminate Command Philosophy


Welcoming new personnel
Welcoming New Personnel

  • One on One

    • With Officers & NCO’s -- NLT 48 Hrs

    • With Ems -- NLT 7 Days

    • Check your Sponsor Program

    • Time Off for Sponsors (Sponsoring is a Mission)


Training
Training

  • Review METL & METL Assessment

    • To include Collective, Tm & Soldier Tasks

  • Lead Training Meeting

  • Lead from the Front -- Be Present at Training

  • Make SGT’s Time Sacred


Safety
Safety

  • Accidents

  • POV Inspections & Safety Briefings before Long Weekends


Soldier treatment

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Soldier Treatment

  • Single Soldier Quality of Life

  • Extra PT =

    • Special Groups, During Duty Hours

  • Pushups/Physical activities as Punishment is a NO GO

  • Verbal Abuse

  • Counseling --

    • Check Packets

  • Sexual Harassment


Social
Social

  • Go to Battalion/Brigade Events

    • Hail & Farewells, ORG Days

    • Maintain your Composure

    • Occasionally invite Bn Cdrs/Staff to yours


Counseling

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Counseling

  • Initial Counseling of Soldiers

  • Quarterly Counseling of Plt Ldrs & Sr NCO’s

  • OPD/NCODP of OER/NCOER Techniques

  • Mentoring

    • What is a Mentor?


Esprit morale building events techniques

411th MP CO

SPEED & POWER

Esprit/Morale Building Events & Techniques

  • Weekly Talks with the Unit

    • formations, sensing sessions

  • Organization Days

  • PT

  • Sports Day

  • Parties during Holiday Seasons

  • Company T-shirt/hats


Discipline
Discipline

  • Withdrawal of UCMJ authority by Cdr’s

  • The Paper Trial -- Follow Up

  • Use your Trail Counsel

    • check ART 15 with JAG


Family oriented activities
Family Oriented Activities

  • Formal Family Support Group Programs

  • Getting the Word Out

    • Unit Mailings - Newsletters are Legal

    • Unit Level Briefings

      • Deployment Briefings - include Spouses

  • Eating in the Mess Hall

    • Visit /Eat once a week with Plt Ldr’s

  • Family Visits to the Field

  • Family Days --

    • especially during holidays


Incentives for awards
Incentives for Awards

  • No Alcohol related Incidents W/in 90 Days

  • No Reportable Accidents w/in 180 Days

  • Best Platoon Competitions

  • MK19 Gunnery/Tactically Based

  • Garrison/Functionally Based

  • Passes/Coins


Fund raising accounting
Fund Raising & Accounting

  • By the Army Regulation

  • No Slush Funds (FSG also)

  • Auctions

  • Hot Dogs/Cake sales -- Pie in the Face, Car Washes, Video Funds


Command climate
Command Climate

  • Command Climate Profile

  • EO

  • Open Door

    • Policy Letter -- Must be Posted

  • Listening -- Learn the Art!!!

  • Reaction To Bad News

    • Keep your Cool & Get all the Facts

  • Mistakes = Learning

  • Sexual Harassment = Unacceptable!!

  • Counseling A Absolute Must!!


Big events
Big Events

1st class

  • Unit Change of Command

  • Promotions & Awards Presentations

    • Make it a First Class Show

    • In Front of a Formation

    • Look For Opportunities for Impact Awards

  • Births

  • PCS Lunches/Dinners

    • Co Hail & Farewells or Platoon Level


Fund membership drives
Fund & Membership Drives

  • CFC

  • AER

  • MPRA

  • AUSA

  • O-Club/NCO Club

  • No Pressure, but a Positive Upbeat Approach to Participate

  • 100% Approach to the Unit


Problem special emphasis areas
Problem & Special Emphasis Areas

PUBS

  • Sponsorship

  • POR/POM/SRP Twice a Year

  • Publications

  • PCS Awards

    • On Time!!!

  • Counseling

  • EXCESS of Any Kind

  • Family Care Plans


Problem special emphasis areas cont
Problem & Special Emphasis Areas Cont

  • NCOERs

    • Lateness is UNACCEPTABLE!!!

  • Overweight Soldiers

    • Enforce Standard!

  • Unresponsive Higher HQ Staff

  • Finance

  • Scheduled Services

  • Reenlistment

  • Pac


BE

  • RELAXED

  • CONFIDENT

  • COMPETENT

  • GENUINE

  • YOURSELF

COMPANY COMMANDER

HAVE FUN !!!!


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